June 23, 2021
From Our SFA PresidentS
Dear St. Peter Families,
Bill and I are looking forward to serving you as the Student Family Association Presidents for the 2021-2022 school year! The partnership of support between the parents and the school at St. Peter continues to positively impact the lives of our children each day in their learning environment. We feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Peter family.
Volunteers are an essential part of the success of our school. The SFA’s mission is to support the teachers and administration at St. Peter by providing educational, financial, and volunteer support. Parent participation at St. Peter is vital to the overall success of the parish. Whether you are a new family or a returning family, there are several ways to be involved and continue to build support for our school:
* Be actively involved with the school fundraiser – whether this means volunteering to be on the planning committee, helping with activity day, or simply supporting your children in their fundraising efforts.
* Assist during the school day – there are several opportunities available from being a headroom parent, lunchroom monitoring, assisting the teachers in the classroom, and many more.
* Assist during special events – be a science fair judge, plan the Halfway Hoedown for the 4th graders, helping during Catholic Schools Week or Field Day at the end of the year.
* Stay informed – take the time to read the Wednesday School Newsletter, attend and contribute to the SFA meetings.
* Participate – there are several programs available to help support the school: Scrip, E-Scrip, and dine-to-donate events.
In the fall, we will kick off our annual fundraiser. I would like to extend our appreciation for all those who have participated in and/or assisted with the fundraiser in the past. This is a great example of what we can accomplish when we all pull together the gifts of time, talent and treasure. This annual fundraiser has been very successful in the past years. Last year we raised $40,000 to go along with our other ongoing efforts through the Scrip program. Many families have contributed to these programs, and the school greatly benefits as the SFA funds help to support school costs and programs, teachers and students, 8th grade graduation and scholarships, various academic programs, school musical, and general classroom support for teachers and staff.
We are greatly blessed to have a wonderful Catholic education available to our children and are grateful for the many opportunities available to them at St. Peter School. The support of the school families has been and will continue to be an important part of our school. We are looking forward to our families being actively involved next school year.
Blessings to you and your families,
Bill and Stacie Hooks
SFA Board Presidents
The information be found at our website including the Calendar, Supply List, school lunch information, Extended Day forms and picture day. Reminder that all Kindergarten, 7th grade, and new student medical forms need to be turned in by Friday, August 13 or earlier. We appreciate your completion of the forms so we can get the processing done before your children arrive. You may slide them under the school doors by the elevator when you come to Mass on Sunday or any weekday.
USED UNIFORM SALE
The Used Uniform Sale is returning on Wed. July 14 from 4:00-7:00. We will accept donations and consignment for this year’s sale on July 12 from 5:30-7:00, July 13 from 11:00-1:00, and July 14 from 9:00-1:00. Please watch the school website and Church Bulletin for details as the date gets closer.
DENNIS UNIFORM 4-DAY ONLINE SALE
Dennis Uniform will not be offering an in-person uniform sale this summer. However, they are offering an online sale July 16-19. Place your order at www.dennisuniform.com to get 15% off plus free shipping on orders $50 and above (excluding tax and shipping). Enter discount code LINCOLN50FS. Our school code is POG.
MEET AND GREET THE TEACHER (Friday, August 13, 5:00-7:00pm)
Meet and Greet your Teacher/Picture Day – You are invited to bring your supplies, meet your child’s teacher, and get your annual school picture taken. No appointments are necessary for pictures, assuming you come at the times below. Younger siblings may have their picture taken as well. If this day does not work for you, you may bring your supplies the first day of school, and picture retakes will be offered in September.
5:00 Last names beginning with A-C
If your assigned time does not work, please come at 6:45pm.
7:00 Meet and Greet ends. Pictures do not end until 7:30pm.
Our school is as great as we make it! By volunteering, we can help make our school better and have an opportunity to provide a positive impact on our children’s education. What better way to teach our children the spirit of giving, than by the example of giving of ourselves? Each of us can make a difference and we value YOU, our volunteers! This link is for the first semester, and another volunteer sign-up opportunity will be coming in November for the second semester. Click Volunteer and take a few minutes to sign up. Please do so by July 31.
Lists will be posted the first weekend in August by the cafeteria doors. Our Acceptable Use Policy for Technology prohibits electronic duplication of the lists, so we ask that you do not take pictures of the lists to post on social media or send to others.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
If Extended Day care is needed before or after school, click Extended Day for the printable registration forms. Payment is due at time of registration.
If you are new to our school or wish to change your child’s dismissal group, please stop by the school lobby table on “Meet the Teacher” day on Friday, August 13. New families, we will explain the dismissal process at the table. Please stop by the table and sign your child up for a group. Our children report to 1 of 13 dismissal sites to leave the building based on the route and the means (car/walk) by which they get home. Three hundred-plus children dismiss in an ordered manner in just a few minutes with this process.
CATHOLIC SPORTS LEAGUE SIGNUP
Signup for 7th and 8th graders is currently on hold until we get closer to school.
Current Lunch Account Balances will carry over to the next school year. Parents can continue to put funds into lunch accounts at any time. The cost of lunch for the school year 2021-2022 is $2.85. (Doubles cost $1.00, milk costs $0.50 and a la carte items cost $0.35) Each student has their own account balance. Students graduating may have their balance transferred to a younger sibling or refunded (please send instructions.) Easy Ways to pay for school meals: 1 – Bring cash or check to the school office (Envelope Labeled with Student Name) 2 – Use MySchoolBucks.com (fees apply) 3 – Use MySchoolBucks app on smartphone (fees apply) Questions about MySchoolBucks, please call 855-832-5226. Please complete a Free/Reduced Meals Application for the 2021-2022 school year (one per household). A copy can be found on our school website. Any questions, please contact Janice Bosland by email at Janiceemail@example.com or by phone at 402-421-6299 ext. 118. Thank you & have a blessed summer!
FIRST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES WEB SITE
This is a convenient way to purchase your back-to-school supplies. Just click School Supplies to get started.
SUMMER STUDENT MASS
The Wednesday 8:15am Mass during summer will be a "Student Mass" for all children in the St. Peter community! If your student would like to participate by reading, serving, singing or bringing up gifts, sign them up at www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FA9A928A7F8C25-summer. To start, we are asking that each student only sign up to read once (whether that is the first reading, responsorial psalm or petitions). If room permits, we will send the sign-up back out and they can sign up for another slot. Please note that servers need to have gone through training and readers need to be entering 6th grade or up, however no prior reading experience is required. All kid volunteers need to be at church by 7:45am on the morning they are volunteering. If you have any questions, contact Niki Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
TEACHER & ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEY
If you missed the feedback opportunity in the last newsletter, please consider it here. Your input is very helpful to us!
1. Teacher survey (3 to 4 min)
2. Sister Michael’s survey (4 to 8 min)
We thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience with our school.
Would you like to bring the kids out for a garden experience? The Motherhouse garden and its caretakers would be glad for your help! Here’s some times we would be able to show you the ropes and possibly work with you! This signup will be updated as days pass with more times/dates. Bring the kids, garden plants are well marked, and there’s not much they can hurt…but there ae several spots they can help!
OPPORTUNITY TO ‘HOST’ NEW FAMILIES
We have several new families joining our school community, if you’d like to “host” a new family to help them learn about our school and how things work, please sign up here: St. Peter Friends: Hospitality Assistance (signupgenius.com) We have several new families that will be joining our school family this fall. Helping them become familiar with our school is not only important for the transition, but as Christians hospitality is part of our mission. If you are interested in helping, please check the link and if you have a child in the same class and of the same sex, please sign on! Suggestions for what you would do with the new family are:
● Arrange a play date at the park
● Invite the child over to play
● Have the family over for dessert
● Set up a time with them week before school starts to show them around the school.
If you sign up, we will email you the contact information for that family. We need families that can assist/host with new families that have a 2nd grade boy, or a 6th grade boy
Reminder that we have eliminated all edible birthday treats in the classrooms, including soda in the Jr. High. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep our school healthy. It is a sad day when a child brings treats and has to take them back home. Trust me it is sad for the teacher as well as the student(s). We appreciate your cooperation.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Our current coaches will not be coaching a GOTR team this fall. If you would like to keep the program running here at St. Peter and are interested in coaching a GOTR team, please contact the Executive Director Amy Cyphers Carr, at 402-610-5355. To complete the form, click on
10th ANNUAL THUNDERBOLT FUN RUN
August 7 at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for your choice of a 1 mile “Fun Run/Walk” or a 5K! This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and level of skill! Funds raised from this event will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment, which provides grants each year to a special project of a Pius X academic department or school-sponsored club or activity. This is a great way to help support Lincoln’s only Catholic High School and have a little fun. Register by July 21 to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt which is included in the price of registration! Ages 13 and older - $25, 6-12 - $15, and kids 5 and under are free (no t-shirt included). On July 22 the price goes up by $5 per registration. Prizes will be awarded as well as a grab-and-go goodie bag. Go to https://www.piusx.net/alumni/thunderbolt-fun-run/ for details and registration. Contact Kristin Heath at Kristin.email@example.com or 402-488-0931 Ext. 56132 for information or to volunteer the day of the event!
MOMS FOR MOMS
In order to support our faculty who have infants, we have allocated faculty support where we are able. If you would like to help us in a couple tight spots, we would welcome the support of an adult to cover a classroom for 20 minutes once a week to enable the mom of an infant to take care of the baby’s needs (pump). At present, the slot where we could use help consistently is Friday morning at about 9:15. If you would be available then, or at another time to help us support family needs, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for considering this and helping us be a school and Church that supports family life.
ALL INCOMING 7th GRADERS
All 7th grade students are required to have a physical exam, DPT booster, two doses of the varicella vaccine, and immunizations record by a qualified physician within six months prior to the entrance into 7th grade. A copy of your student’s physical and a complete list of immunizations from your provider is due in the school office before August 16, 2021.
REMINDER – INCOMING 8th GR PARENTS
If your student plans to participate in sports at St. Peter’s next year as an 8th grader, he/she will need a current physical turned in to the office prior to participation in the sport. (Your student’s 7th grade physical from the previous year does not qualify, as this is an annual requirement.)
Camp Kateri flyer - Summer 2021
Summer Math Camp
Pius X Summer Choir opportunities